The Positions

Aaron McCollough has a very thought provoking response to Ron’s poetry test. The rapid response (myself included) to Ron’s poetry test seemed in part motivated by approval. How smart can I sound so Ron will like me? Does Ron ever read my blog? The Patchen poem Aaron looks at is a very interesting example. I […]

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New used books

Traded in some Pinsky, some Steve Orlen, some Don Delillo, some Stephen Dobyns, some Thomas Lux at The Bookshop in Chapel Hill. In exchange I picked up: Philip Whalen’s Decompressions Gregory Corso’s Mindfield Denise Levertov’s O Taste and See Clark Coolidge’s Own Face Josh Corey’s Madonna anno domini I’m building here. Trade out old tastes […]

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Mr. Aristotle’s Triangle

We question the gatekeepers and if what they are guarding is worth the entry fee. Can we get rid of the gatekeepers? I’m suspicious of gatekeepers because I am often denied entry. So often I hear it’s harder to make sense, speak clearly than speak/write cryptic. It’s the old text/reader/writer (Mr. Aristotle’s rhetorical triangle). Get […]

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Wild Honey Press

So far I’ve spent $50 from Mr. Bush’s tax return on small press poetry and indie music. I am very excited by Wild Honey Press Ordered: Blackwards by Rosmarie Waldrop ($5.00 USD) Daylight Saving Sex by Randolph Healy ($5.00 USD) Shipping and Handling: $2.50 USD Total: $12.50 USD $12.50 for two books from the other […]

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A Paradise of Poets

Mini vacation to Chapel Hill yesterday. Art musuem at UNC then The bookshop. Found about 16 books I wanted. Ended up getting: A Paradise of Poets by Jerome Rothenberg Voice Over by Elaine Equi Lit by Ron Silliman The Happy Birthday of Death by Gregory Corso (with a nice little fold out poem) really digging […]

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